English Language A Level

Level 1 Diploma
Course Location


Marple College



Course Overview

Studying the English language is not only fascinating but also enables students to develop a wide range of writing skills which are invaluable for both further study and future employment.

Accent, dialect, how language is changing and how we first learn language are only part of the subject. Students also have the opportunity to write creatively and to investigate topics of personal interest such as gender, technology and power. The very good results achieved by our students enable them to progress onto a wide range of university courses and careers.

Developing understanding of and the ability to use the English language creates versatile individuals and broadens career horizons.

Further Details


College 16-18

Start Date


Course Duration

Full-Time - 2 Years


A Levels

5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above, including a minimum of a grade 5 in English Language and 4 in Maths.

There are many opportunities for trips such as to English language conferences that provide students with the chance to listen to well–known experts such as David Crystal. There are also visits to the theatre, films, museums and other places of local interest. The English team at the College are passionate about the subject as well as being very well-qualified. The classroom environment is engaging and stimulating.

Unique features of the course include: One of the few courses to foster independent study through coursework (non-exam assessment) and there are a range of cultural trips and enrichment opportunities.

Once you’ve completed the English Language course, you’ll have picked up a range of useful skills including the ability to analyse, debate, create a strong argument and communicate effectively. These skills will prove highly useful when you continue with the subject at university and in employment. This specification is a good building block for higher education courses and careers in journalism, marketing, publishing, drama, academia, linguistics and new media, as well as primary and secondary education.

Primary and secondary education, Publishing, Journalism, Advertising, Marketing, ,Politics Law

There are two exams after two years (worth 80% of the course) and the other 20% is coursework, focusing on creative writing and an language investigation.

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